Too Much of a Good Thing?
In 1997, with redevelopment pending along Columbus' downtown riverfront, CSB worked to provide suitable housing for the homeless who had long congregated there. The board gained administrative and financial support from the private sector, foundations and city, county and state governments. By 1999, CSB had implemented a new program called Rebuilding Lives. Its goal was to create 800 supportive housing units for the chronically homeless, including those displaced from the riverfront. The residents are treated like tenants; they hold the key and the lease to their individual apartments and are responsible for housekeeping. They can choose to receive services, but turning down help will not keep them from being housed. (Author)
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